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Content Development for the Internet as the Fourth Mass Medium

Mühlhäuser, Max
Schneider, Andrea (ed.) :

Content Development for the Internet as the Fourth Mass Medium.
Proceedings of the 43rd International Scientific Colloquium, Ilmenau, Germany, Sep. 21-24, 1998 Technische Universität Ilmenau, Germany
[Conference or Workshop Item] , (1998)

Abstract

The Internet is about to become the fourth mass medium - besides Press, Radio, and TV. Personalized news and Video-on-Demand are just initial content types: like the other media, the Internet will bring forth specific genres. In the first part of this article, important characteristics of these future genres are worked out; keywords for these characteristics are: interactive, personalized, and evolutionary. It is shown that content creation for the new medium involves software engineering to a large extent. As a consequence, part two of the article relates the above characteristics to major requirements for authoringldevelopment tools and methods. The list of requirements is discussed in detail; it covers a range of aspects such as real-time support, unification of HCI and software engineering, tight integration ofbrowsing support, contents with variable "chalienge", etc. In part three, the claimed characteristics and requirements are backed with experiences ITom experimental developments of new contents, corresponding software engineering aids, and exploration tools for the new mass medium. Several such example developments were carried out during the last two years in the division headed by the author and were exposed to a large public. Three of them will be discussed in more detail: the ComicActor approach to custornizable visual agents, the VideoBrowser approach to at-a-glance visual description ofvideo, and the WorldBeat system for instantaneous, group-wide creation of aesthetic music by novices.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Erschienen: 1998
Editors: Schneider, Andrea
Creators: Mühlhäuser, Max
Title: Content Development for the Internet as the Fourth Mass Medium
Language: German
Abstract:

The Internet is about to become the fourth mass medium - besides Press, Radio, and TV. Personalized news and Video-on-Demand are just initial content types: like the other media, the Internet will bring forth specific genres. In the first part of this article, important characteristics of these future genres are worked out; keywords for these characteristics are: interactive, personalized, and evolutionary. It is shown that content creation for the new medium involves software engineering to a large extent. As a consequence, part two of the article relates the above characteristics to major requirements for authoringldevelopment tools and methods. The list of requirements is discussed in detail; it covers a range of aspects such as real-time support, unification of HCI and software engineering, tight integration ofbrowsing support, contents with variable "chalienge", etc. In part three, the claimed characteristics and requirements are backed with experiences ITom experimental developments of new contents, corresponding software engineering aids, and exploration tools for the new mass medium. Several such example developments were carried out during the last two years in the division headed by the author and were exposed to a large public. Three of them will be discussed in more detail: the ComicActor approach to custornizable visual agents, the VideoBrowser approach to at-a-glance visual description ofvideo, and the WorldBeat system for instantaneous, group-wide creation of aesthetic music by novices.

Title of Book: Proceedings of the 43rd International Scientific Colloquium, Ilmenau, Germany, Sep. 21-24, 1998
Publisher: Technische Universität Ilmenau, Germany
Divisions: Department of Computer Science > Telecooperation
Department of Computer Science
Date Deposited: 31 Dec 2016 12:59
Identification Number: tk121
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